The Obama administration and the Democrats have been working to force the Republicans to cave into their demands and as a result, Obama’s Justice Department, led by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, decided to make it hurt even more that if a child goes missing, don’t count on the Amber Alert system to notify the public.
The Washington Examiner reported on Sunday that the Amber alert system, the national missing-child warning program, has been offline because of the government shutdown.
In viewing the Justice Department amber-alert website, visitors are greeted with, “Due to the lapse in federal funding, this Office of Justice Programs website is unavailable”.
Ashe Schow of the Washington Examiner said, “So, union members could return to work, but the website to alert Americans to missing children had to be taken down?”
Interestingly enough, the Washington Examiner on Saturday reported that only 17% of the federal government is shutdown, which would beg the question as to why a safety system such as the Amber Alert system is down.